Category Archive: News

May 24 2019

4 out of 5 storage partners surveyed would recommend VVols for their customers who use VMware

Remember the old Trident gum commercial, it was a ringing endorsement from dentists for their patients that chew gum. Well recently VMware hosted a Virtually Speaking podcast featuring various storage partners to talk about VVols. The podcast featured representatives from key VVols partners: HPE, Pure, HDS and NetApp along with Bryan Young (VVols product manager), Pete Flecha, John Nicholson and Jason Massae from VMware.

I happened to be one of the people representing HPE and we talked about various topics including adoption and how customers are using VVols. When it comes to adoption both VMware and all partners are seeing increasing customer usage of VVols and every partner recommends that customers check out VVols and see what they are missing out on. So go listen to the podcast here, and what about that 5th partner? Apparently they didn’t show up but I’m confident they would recommend VVols to their customers as well.

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May 14 2019

Top vBlog 2018 logos now available for the Top 50 blogs

I had logos made again this year for the blogs that made the top 50 in Top vBlog that you can display on your website. It’s always a crap shoot using Fiverr on how well the designer does, this year they turned out OK but was hoping they would be a bit better. You can download the individual logos below and size them however you need to fit on your site. Enjoy and congrats to all who made the top 50!.

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Apr 01 2019

VMware quietly introduces support for FC external block storage with VCF

From it’s initial launch VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) has been an all VMware software-defined stack powered by vSAN for both the management and workload storage domains. Customers that wanted to add additional storage were limited to only using vSAN as the solution didn’t allow for support of external storage devices to be used with VCF. That changed when VMware introduced version 3.5 of VCF late last year, with 3.5 supported storage was extended to include external NFS storage devices but only for workload domain storage. VMware described this new support in a blog post:


“VCF now supports creation of a Workload Domain on NFS 3.0 Storage. Although VSAN is the preferred storage platform for VMware and Cloud Foundation, we recognize that many customers have existing investments in NFS 3.0 storage that they would like to continue to leverage. With NFS support customers can continue utilizing their investments in NFS as they begin their Cloud Foundation journey.”

A look at the VCF 3.5 FAQ document also confirms support and specifically states the following in the storage section:

  • Q. Is vSAN required with Cloud Foundation?  A. vSAN is the required primary storage for the management domain.You can deploy VI workload domains without vSAN and use external NFS storage instead.
  • Q. Can I use Network Attached Storage (NAS) with Cloud Foundation?  A. Yes, you can create VI workload domains with external NFS storage. iSCSI storage can be connected manually.
  • Q. Can I use FCoE or Fibre Channel with Cloud Foundation?  A. No, FCoE and Fibre Channel are not supported with Cloud Foundation.

The FAQ states that both NFS & iSCSI storage are supported with VCF in 3.5, the difference between the support of those protocols is that NFS storage supports automatic provisioning of storage as opposed to iSCSI storage which must be manually provisioned. The reason for that is NFS storage can be managed within the SDDC Manager interface and iSCSI cannot presumably because it can’t deal with LUN management. Support for Fibre Channel storage is specifically called out as not support presumably as it is not network based storage and you have additional configuration overhead with zoning.

As of recently VMware now officially supports using FC storage with VCF as well with the caveat that no automation is supported like it is with NFS storage and it must be manually provisioned and managed out of band. FC is supported starting with the VCF 3.5.1 release, which also includes version 3.7 which was just released. As far as I know VMware has not made any announcement around this new support, I found out through meetings with the VCF product manager at VMware who said it was OK for partners to make announcements about it. Again support for FC storage is limited to the workload domain as only vSAN can be used for the management domain storage.

You’ll notice that there is no special HCG listing for supported storage with VCF, basically any storage that works with vSphere is supported although it is up to each partner to do some basic validation that their storage platforms work OK with VCF. With NFS storage it can be managed automatically in band as demonstrated in this demo video. With block storage (FC/iSCSI) it must be managed manually and out of band. VMware does look to extend automation to block storage as well at some point by leveraging Virtual Volumes (VVols) which automates storage provisioning at the VM level through policy based management and eliminates the need for LUN management.

It’s good to see VMware extending their VCF stack to support external storage which benefits both customers and partners and allows more flexibility when deploying VCF. It’s also good to see another use case for VVols as it shares the same policy based management framework with vSAN and they are fully interoperable with each other. You can learn more about VMware Cloud Foundation on the VMware website and I suspect at some point VMware will publish acknowledge of the new FC support somewhere.

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Mar 29 2019

What do bagels and storage arrays have in common? Neither should be sliced!

To set the context for this if you haven’t seen it, recently there has been a lot of public outrage all over the internet about someone ordering bagels sliced up like bread. You can read all about this controversy here, having read that myself I naturally thought of the comparison to storage in VMware environments. The result is the newspaper article below, enjoy and happy Friday!

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Mar 25 2019

VMworld 2019 Call For Papers, I mean Case Studies, is now open

The annual call for content for VMworld is now open through April 16th, however this year VMware has changed the submission process and is basically only looking for customer case studies. Instead of the old form where you did an abstract, outline and key takeaways on whatever topic you wanted, now you fill out a simple speaker interest form where you enter your name, title and how many case studies you want to submit (2 max) and then you fill in the following:

  • What problem(s) did you or your customer face?
  • On which solution(s) did you decide?
  • How did you implement those solution(s)?
  • What factors contributed to your or your customer’s success or failure?

VMware has made this change to “lighten the submission load”, if you read into that it sounds like VMware wants to limit the submissions to be only case studies which will greatly reduce the amount of sessions they need to review (and ultimately reject). As a result this basically excludes the traditional deep dives, panels and other technical types of sessions that were popular in years past.

The good ole days were you had a decent shot of getting a session through have been gone for many years. VMware’s own sessions dominate the session catalog these days and if you want to get a session you have to pretty much buy one through a sponsorship. It’s a shame as there is a whole community full of people that have valuable knowledge to contribute. To a lesser degree they have a platform in social area of VMworld but it would be nice if VMware dedicated some session slots to community content. Below are the types of speaking opportunities available this year:

I may try and submit one on VVols as case studies are sorely needed to promote it, but finding customers able and willing to participate is always a challenge. If any HPE customers are using VVols and are interested in presenting please let me know and I’ll work with you to submit a request. And for those that want to try and submit a session request you can go fill out either the general speaker interest form or the {code} speaker interest form. The links to submit and guidelines are available in this form.

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Mar 23 2019

Pat Gelsinger’s vInk re-visited

Remember the whole unveiling of Pat Gelsinger’s tattoo at VMworld last year? There was a lot of speculation on if it was real (permanent) or not (temporary). I was hanging out with Pat at the vExpert party were he rolled up his sleeve and showed it to us and couldn’t tell. I also did a post on it last year and laid out some evidence that it may have not been a permanent tattoo which is what I had suspected. I have never heard him confirm or deny that it was a permanent tattoo, but recently in an interview with CRN he confirmed it was a long term temporary tattoo:

So I’m giving the keynote that it was fun and there was great energy in the room. After the keynote, I’m running around like crazy. I call my wife at 9:30 p.m. that night. The only thing she said to me is, ‘You better have gotten rid of it before we go on vacation.’ There was nothing like, ‘Great keynote, honey. How are you doing?’ – no, it was, ‘You have better gotten rid of it before vacation.’ It was one of those long-term temporary tattoos. It’s successfully been eradicated from me. We did go on vacation and my wife still loves me and is married to me.

So there you have it, no more tattoo, but despite it being gone I’m sure his devotion to VMware remains unchanged. Maybe this year he’ll do something else crazy like shave his head or something.

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Mar 22 2019

Top vBlog 2018 Full Results

Here are the full results for Top vBlog 2018:


Rank = 2018 rank
Previous = 2017 rank
Change = # of position change from 2017
Total Points = Voting points + Post points + Pagespeed points
Total Votes = Total number of people who voted
Voting Points = Weighted points based on ranking (#1 vote = 12 pts, #2 vote = 11 pts…..#12 vote = 1 point)
#1 Votes = # of people that ranked blog as their #1
2017 Posts = total # of posts published on blog in 2017
Post Pts = (# of 2017 posts x 2) (400 max)
PS% = Google PageSpeed score (percent)
PS Pts = Google PageSpeed score % * 200 possible points

BlogRankPreviousChangeTotal PointsTotal VotesVoting Points#1 Votes# 2017 postsPost Points (2 per post, 400 max)Google Pagespeed %Pagespeed Points 200 possible
Virtually Ghetto (William Lam)1107440766707423511322670%140
ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)220506055645429230040059%118
Cormac Hogan33047475484417227815687%174
Scott Lowe blog45129983602554412324699%198
vSphere-land (Eric Siebert)56127353732455126112279%158
vMiss (Melissa Palmer)616102635326236311499887%174
Cody Hosterman71582622284237088469280%160
VMGuru (Various)810226183812356155911872%144
The IT Hollow (Eric Shanks)99025993332247315310695%190
VCDX133 (Rene Van Den Bedem)101112596323233029489685%170
Virtual Geek (Chad Sakac)117-4259436223387459083%166
Wahl Network (Chris Wahl)124-8258734923855326469%138
Derek Seaman's Blog1312-12498328226226397879%158 (Eric Sloof)148-622103111848913927842%84
Virtualization is Life! (Anthony Spiteri)1519421732511841418817678%156
Jorge de la Cruz Mingo163014163515911273618436870%140
Notes from MWhite (Michael White)17311416181931210711523089%178 (Florian Grehl)18224159222513524377483%166
vInfrastructure Blog (Andrew Mauro)1923415911941075618236476%152
VM Blog (David Marshall)2026615001489462660040077%154
VMware Arena (Mohammed Raffic)21846314931711187279118262%124
vNinja (Christian Mohn)2217-51483213124720255093%186
Tayfun Deger23331014351531173426112270%140
VCDX56 (Magnus Andersson)2414-1013331609811314128235%70
TinkerTry (Paul Braren)252721288159994106312684%168
vXpress (Sunny Dua)263481255166107316418250%100
Elastic Sky (Paul McSharry)274922120217398011275484%168
GestaltIT (Various)285123120198647637440077%154
vZilla (Michael Cade)294415118913895714418275%150
Virtuwise (Angelo Luciani)305828117715797711142886%172
Deep Storage (Howard Marks)31N/AN/A11731659697214281%162
DiscoPosse (Eric Wright)3225-711601689523275477%154
Domalab (Michele Domanico)33N/AN/A115998837327815693%186
Punching Clouds (Rawlinson)3413-2111521558962377491%182
Enterprise Daddy (Adil Arif)3555201152125896115210476%152
Long White Virtual Clouds (Webster)3620-16115116910077122460%120
Virtual Jad (Jad El-Zein)3721-1611481629883132667%134
Mastering VMware (Mayur Parmar)386830112613084085711486%172
Justin's IT Blog3928-1111111609113265274%148
NoLabNoParty (Paolo Valsecchi)404111092108760248016086%172
My Virtual Cloud (Andre Leibovici)4118-23108613983495410872%144
VMware Insight (Pranay Jha)427634107712798332214226%52
Virtualization How To (Brandon Lee)437229107697538720040069%138
Professional VMware (Cody Bunch)4424-20105812772227715491%182
Virtual To The Core (Luca Dell'Oca)4538-710451388135326484%168
Around the Storage Block (Calvin Zito)4637-91042121672414629239%78
Virtu-al (Alan Renouf)47N/AN/A10401579281102046%92
CloudXC (Josh Odgers)4829-1910371678975224448%96
VMware Guruz (Sateesh Thupakula)4981321005115723116112280%160
Tom Fojta's Blog5050098312884910295838%76
Sysadmit (Xavier Genestos)5152197710163587915892%184
mwpreston dot net (Mike Preston)526089501327621428452%104
vLenzker (Fabian Lenz)53853295012080617173455%110
All About VMware (BhanuPrakash)5417812494410272622357074%148
VMware Minds (Anjani Kumar)5590359291297612265258%116
TechniCloud (Rebecca Fitzhugh)566159181337281265269%138
Niels Hagoort576369151307391142874%148
VMwaretv (Cahit Yolacan)58118609149069413367274%148
Aprendiendo a Virtualizar5932-279048652839819690%180
Architecting IT (Chris Evans)6059-19029763036913867%134
Homelaber Brasil (Valdecir Carvalho)6142-1989710058377414883%166 (Steve Flanders)6235-278949458056412893%186
CloudManiac (Romain Decker)63117548941026704214291%182
StorageIO (Greg Schulz)64862288391543109118279%158
Virtualization The Future (Ranjna Aggarwal)65791487380537813627232%64
Running-System (A. Lesslhumer)6646-20872846202438683%166 (Davoud Teimouri)67993286068474610521088%176
David Stamen681701028581116522122491%182
Solutions4Crowds (Ricardo Conzatti)69871885585573125711484%168
vSphere Arena (Ritesh Shenoy)70922285310967113183673%146
DBigCloud (Daniel Romero Sanchez)71881785380585115110283%166
Demitasse (Alastair Cooke)72140688481176262285683%166
TechCrumble (Aruna Lakmal)73N/AN/A84464590186913858%116
My Cloud Revolution (Markus Kraus)74784841855814326498%196
vDrone (Laurens van Duijn)759823837875977224498%196 (Wojciech Marusiak)7643-338348163816418257%114
MaquinasVirtuales (Raúl Unzué)77N/AN/A8319458528285695%190
Virtual Reality (Manish Jha)78N/AN/A83059402712725487%174
24x7 IT Connection (Theresa Miller)7971-88298951728016076%152
Blog VMware (Leandro Ariel Leonhardt)8054-26828885723489680%160
Rob Beekmans8156-2582679524116613285%170
Why Is the Internet Broken (J. Parisi)82100188228458649018028%56 (Viktor van den Berg)8336-47820975864428475%150
Build Virtual (Ian Walker)84244160819986451173470%140
doOdzZZ's Notes (Abdullah Abdullah)8680-681510267512244846%92
My Virtual Vision (Kees Baggerman)8740-478071026214102083%166
Blog de Sistemas (Norman FS)88N/AN/A806926000122491%182
Let's Virtualize (Kanishk Sethi)89890804945780438670%140
VM To Cloud (Ryan Kelly)9074-16798965603387681%162
Blah Cloud (Myles Gray)911091879810160210122486%172
AODBC in the Cloud (Raul Gamez)92N/AN/A7958350126112286%172
Cisco Redes (Rodrigo Rovere)93N/AN/A793805496459077%154
vswitchzero (Mike Da Costa)94N/AN/A777945597336676%152 (Manfred Hofer)9562-337751035531193892%184
SOS Tech (Josh Andrews)9694-2772885282387684%168
Virtual Red-dot (Iwan Rahabok)9795-2769805312336686%172
VMFocus (Craig Kilborn)9897-17681045524163292%184
Storage Soup (Tech Target)9975-2476663356112925876%152
Cosonok's IT Blog (David Cookson)1001505075462366011723477%154
The SLOG (Simon Long)10167-34745986197102053%106 (Dan Frith)102106474463364211422876%152
VMware Hub (Altaro)1031292672572425710921841%82
Tekhead (Alex Galbraith)10482-22723895351244870%140
vJenner Blog (Kyle Jenner)10564-41722965140244880%160
CloudVM (Sean Torres)10613226722814943275487%174
Zero to Hero (Saadallah Chebaro)1071918472111561916285623%46
TheHumbleLab (Cody De Arkland)108N/AN/A7141205822173449%98
vHojan (Johan van Amersfoort)1091112710995405183667%134
Tim's Tech Thoughts (Tim Smith)11048-62704784803173495%190 (Sujith Surendran)111N/AN/A6847450422234667%134
vRealize (Sidharth Swami)112N/AN/A6821025542193845%90
Blue Gears (Edward Haletky)11317360679784936112282%164
Matt That IT Guy (Matt Crape)11466-48677884291489676%152
My Virtual Journey (Nisar Ahmad)115207926765539266412878%156 ()116N/AN/A67042228015130270%140
Rimmergram (Jane Rimmer)11791-26669855536122446%92
vSaiyan (Mohamed Amer)118N/AN/A668704680132687%174
vThinkBeyondVM (Vikas Shitole)119N/AN/A661874658102088%176
Digital VSpace (Tony Reeves)120N/AN/A6541034520122489%178
My VMworld (Noham Medyouni)121176556546244211153091%182
Marius Sandbu IT blog12283-396477040315210470%140 (David Pasek)12321087644724220306081%162
Brian's Virtualization Corner (Brian Owen)124N/AN/A638714340132689%178 (Mischa Buijs)125N/AN/A637824410214277%154
Michelle Laverick12645-81633744191234684%168
David Hill127107-20632724301153086%172
Planet VM (Tom Howarth)12873-55621844513244861%122
Define Tomorrow (Barry Coombs)129103-266044929218416872%144
Blog's-IT (Batuhan)130N/AN/A6039846114132658%116
D8TA Dude (Richard Arnold)131126-56005230025611294%188
Elastic (Michael Schroeder)132N/AN/A585513174397895%190
Michael Ryom13369-64583663711204086%172
The Virtual Horizon (Sean Massey)134122-12582653923163279%158
Virtual Ramblings (J.Nicholson)135N/AN/A5771084654112245%90
Andy Nash13615115576764741163235%70
Victor Virtualization (Victor Wu)137186495755137395811643%86
Mike Tabor138110-28573453413234693%186
Daniel Paluszek139N/AN/A5696344311265237%74
Vroom Blog (Fouad El Akkad/Alban Lecorps)14018545568734582122443%86
Ather Beg's Useful Thoughts (Ather Beg)1411498565663570153089%178
vCrooky (James Cruickshank)142216745633520928717490%180
Ray On Storage (Ray Lucchesi)14319653552482882408092%184
Ask Aresh (Aresh Sarkari )144N/AN/A549693950132664%128
Snurf (Ian Sanderson)145N/AN/A546493161346881%162
Rhys Hammond146N/AN/A546503241214290%180
I'm all Virtual (Lior Kamrat)14715811540623542255068%136 (Giuliano Bertello)14818840539713930132660%120
VirtualG (Graham Barker)149N/AN/A5394530510275490%180
Virtual Tassie (Matt Allford)15019040529412917255094%188
Blog about the Infrastructure (Deepaj)15119847527723971163249%98 (Steve Wood)152147-5526623162285677%154
vCloud Info (Carlo Costanzo)1532418852449292510420812%24 (Constantin Ghioc)154N/AN/A518463021408068%136
LostDomain (Martijn Smit)155N/AN/A517493294132681%162
Virtual Allan (Allan Kjaer)15616155173317107815695%190 (Cedric Quillevere)157102-555144529805110257%114
Pro Virtual Zone (Luciano Patrao)158152-6514392689438680%160
MindMelt (Jurgen Allewijn)159235765103223415511083%166
driftar's Blog160N/AN/A510462601357090%180
vMBaggum (Marco van Baggum)161N/AN/A505563332132673%146
IT Should Just Work (Chris Bradshaw)162156-6505432452469284%168 (Roman Gelman)163N/AN/A5023830211265274%148
Let's V4Real (Chestin Hay)16424076498492882306075%150
Pascal's Wereld (Pascal Heldoorn)165N/AN/A496432500346889%178
vCloudnine (Patrick Terlisten)166128-38491412452295894%188
Tecnologias Aplicadas (Patricio Cerda)16718720490382682326479%158
WoodITWork (Julian Wood)16857-111489583313306049%98
Virtubytes (Ryan S.)169N/AN/A4893318765911892%184
vGemba (Colin Westwater)170N/AN/A489362311326497%194 (Matt Heldstab)171N/AN/A487532952265270%140
Virtually Sober (Joshua Stenhouse)172N/AN/A484442482346884%168
Thom Greene173145-28479482391224498%196
Corey & Associates (Michael Corey)17423157477382430387679%158
Scott Bollinger175142-33473472492173495%190
DefinIT (Sam McGeown/Simon Eady)176120-56468493184438632%64
IT Pro Land (Wesley Martins Silva)177N/AN/A468482945377450%100
DCIG Blog (Various)178135-43467432330459072%144
Daily Hypervisor (Sid Smith)17922344465482950112274%148
vAddicted (Raffaello Poltronieri)1802638346325153111623239%78
ExploreVM (Paul Woodward)181N/AN/A461473053285650%100
vWannabe (Javier Rodriguez)182134-48460603240183650%100
Scottish VMUG (James Cruickshank )183N/AN/A459342434163292%184
Hyaking Tech (Hyaking)184272884543317409018050%100
VCDX181 (Marc Huppert)185N/AN/A454422522102091%182
SafeKom Blog (Michal Iwanczuk)186162-24451332437224482%164
VMscribble (Matt Menkowski)187160-27448352365102096%192
Double Cloud (Steve Jin)188N/AN/A447432430265276%152
Virtualization Team (Eiad Al-Aqqad)189N/AN/A443482591122480%160
VMexplorer (Matt Mancini)190144-46442392386234679%158
Technodrone (Maish)191157-34440382341265277%154 (Lino Telera)192N/AN/A4393118706212464%128
vBrainstorm (Roger Lund)193N/AN/A439392150306082%164
Just Another IT Blog (Eduardo Meirelles)194108-86437402230275480%160
Virtual Chris (Chris Chua)195180-15435462150153095%190 (Wouter Kursten)19621418429452692204060%120
Ravi IT Blog (Ravi Kumar)197155-42427402111142894%188
FlackBox (Neil Anderson)198113-85422311620489682%164
Virtualize Stuff (Dave Davis)199N/AN/A420432404112279%158
RNelson0 (Rob Nelson)20021212418452360112280%160
Zsoldier's Tech Blog (K. Chris Nakagaki?)20124544417612213173481%162
vCallaway (Matt Callaway)202171-31416362221285669%138 (Christian Stankowic)203N/AN/A415362151224478%156
The Virtualist (The Virtualist team)204169-35414472183153083%166 (Jon Waite)205N/AN/A413493272122431%62
vHersey (Hersey Cartwright)20624236412352042255079%158
Unix Arena (Lingeswaran)207N/AN/A408382062112290%180
The Fluffy Admin (Robert Kloosterhuis)208N/AN/A407432250132678%156
JBcomp (James Brown)2092178406402140153081%162
Stephen Foskett, Pack Rat210137-7340554377314280%0
Green Reed Tech (Martez Reed)211N/AN/A405362230224469%138
Virtual Me (Joseph Griffiths)21223321403362070255073%146
VM Spot (Matt Bradford)21324330403392270153073%146
Kamshin (Max Mortillaro)214194-20400352061306067%134
Virtualvmx (Sachin Bhardwaj)215N/AN/A396392021142883%166
IT 2.0 (Massimo Re Ferre)216133-83394422081102083%166 (Mark Ukotic)217201-16393291977153083%166
Default Reasoning (Marek Zdrojewski)218182-36393311830173488%176
Virtualisatieadvies (Eelco de Boer)219267483921672011523045%90
VMware Thiru (Thirukumaran)220205-15391392051173476%152
Ivan de Mes221N/AN/A391361910193881%162
Everything Should Be Virtual (L. Smith)2222308390321881163285%170
GeekFluent (Dave Henry)223172-51386392220326450%100
Virtual Village (Pawel Piotrowski)224159-65386241300326496%192
VMware & Veeam Blog (Karel Novak)225104-121383602670102048%96
PeteNetLive (Pete Long)226N/AN/A3813216515611252%104
UP2V (Marcel van den Berg)2272270381351730224482%164 (Hans Kraaijeveld)228N/AN/A379372050132674%148
Virtual Hive (SH, Hwang)229N/AN/A371238707414868%136
Plain Virtualization (Wee Kiong Tan)230197-33365381874244865%130 (Gosselin Olivier)231221-10364331820224469%138
QuirkyVirtualization (Jeremy Ey)232N/AN/A363281630122488%176
Rudi Martinsen233N/AN/A356211160234697%194
SnowVM Blog (Rene Bos)234N/AN/A355331731102081%162 (Mads Fog Albrechtslund)235N/AN/A355291410112296%192
Virtual Odyssey (Preston Lasebikan)236N/AN/A347137505410882%164
Virtualization Blog (Prashant Rangi)237N/AN/A345361871102069%138
Virtual Wiki (Christian Wickham)238N/AN/A344281340102095%190
VMNet Brasil (Fernando Teixeira Silva)239130-109343402611204021%42
Educational Center (Dean Lewis)240165-75340281861122465%130
Ivo Beerens241175-66338361962102061%122
vDestination (Greg Stuart)242199-43337241390153084%168
I Think Virtual (Alex Lopez)243206-37336502480102034%68
Virtual Elephant (Chris Mutchler)244195-49333271350153084%168
vInception (Kammoun/Zecevic)245222-23331211412336662%124 (Jim Jomes)246219-27331351810122463%126
The Virtual Unknown (Anthony Poh)247177-70322291600255056%112 (Chris Porter)248N/AN/A318271440142873%146
Inspired By Digital Tech (S. Kaushik)24926213316241180102089%178
rsts11 (Robert Novak)250N/AN/A309221450214261%122
Doug's Blog (Doug DeFrank)251N/AN/A307291410153068%136 (Frank Milisi)252218-3430441274015300%0
vMustard (Martin Riley)253220-33295351431142862%124
Ready Set Virtual (Keiran Shelden)254N/AN/A285311752163239%78
Stankowic development255251-4282241421224448%96
Northtech Consulting (Yendis Lambert)256N/AN/A281271651102048%96
Storage Gaga (Chin-Fah Heoh)257N/AN/A274311700153037%74
RoundTower Community Blog258N/AN/A2716451266112249%98
Virtual Story (Michael Peres)259213-4626023980102071%142
Jonathan Medd's Blog260257-3248321700193820%40
Techbrainblog (Ganesh Sekarbabu)261246-15244201361122442%84
Techazine (Philip Sellers)262260-2243221110234643%86 (Kevin Leclaire)263N/AN/A23915910122462%124
ITuda (Lieven D'hoore)264237-2723513650142871%142
Virtual Management (Marco Giuricin)265236-29234251200142843%86
Virtual Brakeman (Tim Hynes)2662682230211260163236%72
The Lower Case W (Ben Liebowitz)267253-1420021166117340%0

Favorite Female BloggerVotes
vMiss/24x7 IT Connection (Melissa Palmer)388
TechniCloud (Rebecca Fitzhugh)199
24x7 IT Connection (Theresa Miller)162
Virtualization The Future (Ranjna Aggarwal)149
Rimmergram (Jane Rimmer)84
Transform or Die//24x7 IT Connection (Gina Rosenthal)65
Exchange Goddess/24x7 IT Connection (Phoummala Schmitt)37
Other/Not Listed645
Favorite Non-English BlogVotes
Jorge de la Cruz115
vInfrastructure Blog (Andrew Mauro)108
Homelaber Brasil (Valdecir Carvalho)104
Tayfun Deger83
NoLabNoParty (Paolo Valsecchi)68
Elastic (Michael Schroeder)58
My Cloud Revolution (Markus Kraus)57
Homelaber Brasil (Valdecir Carvalho)55
IT Pro Land (Wesley Martins Silva)44
VMwareTV (Cahit Yolacan)43
Blog VMware (Leandro Ariel Leonhardt)41
My VMworld (Noham Medyouni)41
Aprendiendo a Virtualizar37 (Cedric Quillevere)37
DBigCloud (Daniel Romero Sanchez)31
Virtual Hive (SH, Hwang)29
VM at Work (Matthieu Gioia)29
Solutions4Crowds (Ricardo Conzatti)28
Blog de Sistemas (Norman FS)25
Other/Not Listed758
Favorite Scripting/Automation BlogVotes
Virtually Ghetto (William Lam)385
Virtu-al (Alan Renouf)114
VMGuru (Various)112
DBigCloud (Daniel Romero Sanchez)64
VMware Insight (Pranay Jha)63
vThinkBeyondVM (Vikas Shitole)63
My VMworld (Noham Medyouni)48
My Cloud Revolution (Markus Kraus)45
Virtualization The Future (Ranjna Aggarwal)42
Rudi Martinsen36 (Mark Ukotic)34
LostDomain (Martijn Smit)33
Jonathan Medd's Blog28 (Roman Gelman)27
Other/Not Listed582
Favorite Storage BlogVotes
Cormac Hogan245
Cody Hosterman158
ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)130
All About VMware (Irshad & Sayed)70
vSphere-land (Eric Siebert)67
Long White Virtual Clouds (Michael Webster)62
Architecting IT (Chris Evans)48
StorageIO (Greg Schulz)46
Virtual Geek (Chad Sakac)45
Deep Storage (Howard Marks)44
Around the Storage Block (Calvin Zito)34
My Virtual Cloud (Andre Leibovici)33
Victor Virtualization (Victor Wu)30 (Dan Frith)29
Kamshin (Max Mortillaro)26
Virtual Ramblings (John Nicholson)24
Storage Gaga (Chin-Fah Heoh)24
D8TA Dude (Richard Arnold)21
Other/Not Listed563
Favorite New BlogVotes
Digital Vspace (Tony Reeves)119
TechCrumble (Aruna Lakmal)109
Mastering VMware (Mayur Parmar)93
My Virtual Journey (Nisar Ahmad)78
IT Pro Land (Wesley Martins Silva)71
Snurf (Ian Sanderson)60 (Chris Porter)59
Virtualvmx (Sachin Bhardwaj)58
Scottish VMUG (James Cruickshank)54
Virtubytes (Ryan S.)49
vSaiyan (Mohamed Amer)44
vGemba (Colin Westwater)33
Rudi Martinsen27
Other/Not Listed804
Favorite PodcastVotes
Virtually Speaking (P. Flecha/J. Nicholson)304
VMware Communities Roundtable (Eric Nielsen)123
Cut The Noise Podcast (Roundtower)90
Geek Whispers (Troyer/Brender/Lewis)90
Around the Storage Block Podcast (Calvin Zito - HPE)70
Veeam Community Podcast (Rick Vanover)70
Open TechCast (Edwards/Beg/Galbraith/Panchal/Johnson)68
Greybeards on Storage (Ray Lucchesi/Howard Marks_49
In Tech We Trust Podcast (Farley/Poulton/Vanover/Chapman/De Leenheer)48
ExploreVM Podcast (Paul Woodward)35
GC On-Demand Turbonomic (Eric Wright/Turbonomic)28
The CloudCast (A. Delp & B. Gracely)27
Other/Not Listed635
Favorite News/Information WebsiteVotes
The Register Virtualization News131
VM Blog (David Marshall)120
Virtualization Review109
ComputerWorld Virtualization News106
Silicon Angle91
CRN Virtualization News83
Tech Target's SearchVMware63
ZDNet Virtualization News62
Tech Target's SearchVirtualStorage57
Tech Target's SearchServerVirtualization47
Tech Genix42
Network World Virtualization News40
InfoWorld Virtualization News31
Other/Not Listed673
Favorite Independent BloggerVotes
VCDX133 (Rene Van Den Bedem)126
ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)124
The IT Hollow (Eric Shanks)53 (Eric Sloof)50
Deep Storage (Howard Marks)48
TechCrumble (Aruna Lakmal)47
vNinja (Christian Mohn)39
Aprendiendo a Virtualizar35
VM Blog (David Marshall)28
NoLabNoParty (Paolo Valsecchi)27 (Wojciech Marusiak)27
VMware Insight (Pranay Jha)26
The Storage Architect (Chris Evans)24
doOdzZZ's Notes (Abdullah Abdullah)23
Zero to Hero (Saadallah Chebaro)23
Victor Virtualization (Victor Wu)21
StorageIO (Greg Schulz)20
Blog VMware (Leandro Ariel Leonhardt)20
IT Pro Land (Wesley Martins Silva)20
Rhys Hammond18
Ask Aresh (Aresh Sarkari)18
Elastic (Michael Schroeder)18
IT Should Just Work (Chris Bradshaw)17
Solutions4Crowds (Ricardo Conzatti)17
DBigCloud (Daniel Romero Sanchez)16
Mastering VMware (Mayur Parmar)16
Snurf (Ian Sanderson)14
My Virtual Journey (Nisar Ahmad)14
vInfrastructure Blog (Andrew Mauro)13
Pro Virtual Zone (Luciano Patrao)13
Blog de Sistemas (Norman FS)13
Michael Ryom12
Blog about the Infrastructure (Deepaj)12
ExploreVM (Paul Woodward)11
Mike Tabor11
vCallaway (Matt Callaway)11
VirtualG (Graham Barker)11 (Dan Frith)10
My Cloud Revolution (Markus Kraus)10
Scottish VMUG (James Cruickshank)10
Virtualization The Future (R. Aggarwal)10
Virtubytes (Ryan S.)9
vCloudnine (Patrick Terlisten)9
VM at Work (Matthieu Gioia)9
VMscribble (Matt Menkowski)9
Virtual Tassie (Matt Allford)8
VCDX181 (Marc Huppert)7
SafeKom Blog (Michal Iwanczuk)7
Kamshin (Max Mortillaro)7
Virtualization How To (Brandon Lee)6
Tekhead (Alex Galbraith)6
vGemba (Colin Westwater)6
vSaiyan (Mohamed Amer)6
D8TA Dude (Richard Arnold)5 (Wilco van Bragt)5 (Chris Porter)3
Ready Set Virtual (Keiran Shelden)2
Other/Not Listed520

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Mar 21 2019

Top vBlog 2018 Top 25 & Category results

Below are the results for the Top 25 vBlogs and Category winners that were revealed today. You can watch the recorded results show and the slide deck used is also available below. Full results will be published very soon!

BlogRankPreviousChangeTotal PointsTotal VotesVoting Points#1 Votes# 2017 postsPost Points (2 per post, 400 max)Google Pagespeed %Pagespeed Points 200 possible
Virtually Ghetto (William Lam)1107440766707423511322670%140
ESX Virtualization (Vladan Seget)220506055645429230040059%118
Cormac Hogan33047475484417227815687%174
Scott Lowe blog45129983602554412324699%198
vSphere-land (Eric Siebert)56127353732455126112279%158
vMiss (Melissa Palmer)616102635326236311499887%174
Cody Hosterman71582622284237088469280%160
VMGuru (Various)810226183812356155911872%144
The IT Hollow (Eric Shanks)99025993332247315310695%190
VCDX133 (Rene Van Den Bedem)101112596323233029489685%170
Virtual Geek (Chad Sakac)117-4259436223387459083%166
Wahl Network (Chris Wahl)124-8258734923855326469%138
Derek Seaman's Blog1312-12498328226226397879%158 (Eric Sloof)148-622103111848913927842%84
Virtualization is Life! (Anthony Spiteri)1519421732511841418817678%156
Jorge de la Cruz Mingo163014163515911273618436870%140
Notes from MWhite (Michael White)17311416181931210711523089%178 (Florian Grehl)18224159222513524377483%166
vInfrastructure Blog (Andrew Mauro)1923415911941075618236476%152
VM Blog (David Marshall)2026615001489462660040077%154
VMware Arena (Mohammed Raffic)21846314931711187279118262%124
vNinja (Christian Mohn)2217-51483213124720255093%186
Tayfun Deger23331014351531173426112270%140
VCDX56 (Magnus Andersson)2414-1013331609811314128235%70
TinkerTry (Paul Braren)252721288159994106312684%168

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